TWiki Partners with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TWiki Partners with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TWiki Partners with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

TWiki Inc. will partner with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMSV) as a key member in the Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) and Center for Collaboration Science and Applications (CCSA). This partnership extends beyond the previously established partnership to explore the use of the TWiki Enterprise Agility Platform as a base for a more dynamic common operational picture (COP).

Founded in 1998 by Peter Thoeny, TWiki offers a flexible and powerful open source wiki-based application platform. As the premier enterprise wiki, TWiki is used by companies around the world, including well-known Fortune 500 companies. TWiki president Jitendra Kavathekar welcomes development support from CMSV and related partners towards mission critical systems for disaster management, and encourages CMSV participation in development on the open source TWiki project.

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Director Martin Griss said, “I am pleased to have TWiki participate as a lead, collaborating member of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s Disaster Management Initiative and our Center for Collaboration Science and Applications, towards our common goal of developing improved mobile and information technologies to aid first responders, informing the public in dealing with disaster and emergency events, and enhancing team collaboration.”

The partnership creates opportunities for collaboration through joint sponsored research, seeking funding and sponsorship, joint conference papers and presentations, technical advisors, and proposal submission, supervision, and execution. For development related activities, Twiki and CMSV will jointly find opportunities for student, staff, and faculty to work on company guided projects and CMSV inspired and guided projects.

“We feel that [under Dr. Griss’ leadership,] the CMSV faculty, staff, and students offer great potential for partnership in research, development, market study/validation, promotion, and exploration in collaboration areas,” writes TWiki president Kavathekar.

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is a fast growing leader in managing and developing technology for disaster response since establishing the Disaster Management Initiative and the Center for Collaboration Science and Applications. TWiki’s partnership, along with Dr. Griss’ recent selection to the Disaster Resiliency Center’s executive committee, is another major step in achieving DMI and CCSA goals.